Solid State Physics (Physics 4309-5304) Lectures
A Supplement to the Chapter 1 Material on Crystal Structures

Partial Listing of Crystalography & Crystal Structure
Databases & Websites
Note: This list is not meant to be complete.
Many (hundreds!) of websites exist which have information about almost any crystal structure & almost any compound. By using some of them, exhaustive information about locations (coordinates) of atoms in the primitive & conventional unit cells can be obtained for almost any crystalline solid, no matter how complicated the crystal structure may be. Many other properties of the lattice & of the compound of interest can also be obtained by using some of these websites. A few of these wesbites are linked below.
1. American Mineralogist Crystal Structure DatabaseThis site is an interactive interface to a crystal structure database that includes many hundreds of different structures.
2. Crystalographic Database for Minerals & Their Stuctural Anaolgues: This is a searchable database, maintained by the Russian Foundation of Basic Rsearch. It includes 4785 entries (2365 unique mineral names)!
3. Crystal Lattice Structures: This site is maintained by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. It offers an index of common crystal lattice structures, including those of minerals & non-minerals. Several different graphical representations, an interactive Java applet of the structure, and useful information about the lattices can be obtained by clicking on images of crystal structures.
4. Crystal Structures: This site features interactive Java applets of a variety of crystal structures of minerals and non-minerals.
5. Crystal Structure Databases: This site itself is a partial listing of Crystal Structure Web links!
6. Crystal & Molecular Structures Modelling & Diffraction: This website specializes in software for visualization of a huge number of crystal structures.
7. Diamond Crystal & Molecular Structure Visualization: This site is another one that specializes in software for visualization of various crystal structures
8. Introduction to Crystallography & Mineral Crystal Systems: This site is actually a product of "Bob's Rock Shop", which seems to have been put up by partners (husband & wife) who are amateur (but very good!) crystallographers.  The links on the main page lead to considerable information about various aspects of cyrstallography.
9. Crystallography on YouTube: Here is a YouTube channel devoted to videos about crystal structure.

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